Planting UK woodlands for carbon capture and ecosystem services

Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of 7.5 million new trees in the UK, and 1.5 million elsewhere, since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 1,900,000 tonnes of CO2 from our atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

News & Articles

Come and see us at Chelsea Flower Show

Apr 08, 2019

We're chuffed to have been invited to exhibit at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. We'll be in the Discovery Zone - the educational area - alongsides the Horticultural Trade Association, Reading University, the Genetics Society and others. Our stand has been designed to not only tell you how we work, but also explain the multiple benefits of forestry to the UK as a whole. As well as backdrops we're making up four mini-woodlands to show the types of projects we're involved in - native riparian, co...

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New carbon and energy reporting rules may be coming your way

Feb 12, 2019

What now?

Announced in July last year but coming into force for financial years starting after April 1st this year a new set of carbon and energy reporting rules are just around the corner for many businesses. Called the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework (SECR) the scheme will replace the old Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Mandatory Carbon Reporting (MCR).

Does this change affect your business?

SECR will apply to around 12,000 companies, which is more than double the numb...

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Benefits rooted in science

Dec 05, 2018

Speaking recently at the Science Museum in London on climate change projections, Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, was clear that ‘Everything we do at Defra has to be rooted in science.’ He also spoke about woodland as a ‘critical natural asset’ both for helping to mitigate the projected impact on flooding and to sequester carbon.

Days later a BBC News website critique of options for removing carbon from the atmosphere, advised ‘Forests do the job of soaking up carbon dioxide, because the...

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Come and see us at Chelsea Flower Show

Apr 08, 2019

We're chuffed to have been invited to exhibit at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. We'll be in the Discovery Zone - the educational area - alongsides the Horticultural Trade Association, Reading University, the Genetics Society and others. Our stand has been designed to not only tell you how we work, but also explain the multiple benefits of forestry to the UK as a whole. As well as backdrops we're making up four mini-woodlands to show the types of projects we're involved in - native riparian, co...

Read More

New carbon and energy reporting rules may be coming your way

Feb 12, 2019

What now?

Announced in July last year but coming into force for financial years starting after April 1st this year a new set of carbon and energy reporting rules are just around the corner for many businesses. Called the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework (SECR) the scheme will replace the old Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Mandatory Carbon Reporting (MCR).

Does this change affect your business?

SECR will apply to around 12,000 companies, which is more than double the numb...

Read More

Where our
woodlands are

Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of over 7.0 million new trees in 130+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 1,400,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code which certifies our projects in important areas like biodiversity, ‘additionality’, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

Compensating for your unavoidable environmental impact by helping to create a new woodland is rewarding in many ways. Check out our woodland location map and see what trees we’ve planted.

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